Phonetics Lab

Learn more about our Phonetics Lab by visiting the Phonetics Lab webpage.


PhD Students

Recent PhDs

  • Miyeon Ahn: Phonetics and Phonology Interplay in Loanword Adaptation:  English Alveolar Fricative into Korean
  • Evanthia Diakoumakou:  Coarticulatory Vowel Nasalization in Modern Greek
  • Robert Felty: Context Effects in Spoken Word Recognition of English and German by Native and Non-native Listeners
  • Susan Lin:  Production and Perception of Prosodically Varying Inter-Gestural Timing in American English Laterals
  • Michael Marlo: The verbal tonology of Lumarachi and Lunyala: two dialects of Luluyia
  • Kevin McGowan: The Role of Socioindexical Expectation in Speech Perception
  • Chandan Narayan: Acoustic-Perceptual Salience and Developmental Speech Perception
  • Aman Kumar: Aspects of Hindi Syllable Structure
  • Chutamanee Onsuwan: Temporal relations Between Consonants and Vowels in Thai Syllables
  • Sai Samant:  Arab American Youth and Sound Change in Southeastern Michigan
  • Johnathan Yip: Phonetic effects on the timing of gestural coordination in Modern Greek consonant clusters
  • Xinting Zhang: A Comparison of Cue-Weighting in the Perception of Prosodic Phrase Boundaries in English and Chinese

Phonetics-Phonology Discussion Group

Phondi is a discussion and research group for students and faculty at U-M and nearby universities who have interests in phonetics and phonology. We meet roughly biweekly during the academic year to present our research, discuss "hot" topics in the field, and practice upcoming conference or other presentations. We welcome anyone with interests in phonetics and phonology to join us.

See the Phondi discussion group page for the current schedule. Please contact Harim Kwon ( for information, or to be added to our email group.